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Kitchen Poem #4

Lauro Vazquez

I like to chase you around the kitchen
treading your footsteps like the
tracks of a seagull marking my way
to your shores  because it is then

that your feet become the loveliest
of prey and i can follow you like a river
like a pilgrim lost in the night and watch
your feet bloom like two beautiful suns

i would do anything just to sit still
and awaken as the scarf that strokes
your neck every morning

now i am this dog guarding your feet
at every footstep and i am happy just being
let in through the back of the kitchen

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